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Lynn Deasy is a freelance writer, author, foodie, and garden tinkerer. She lives in a 600 year old house in southern France with her husband, Christophe. Currently, she is looking for a literary agent for her memoir CA VA? STORIES FROM RURAL LIFE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE which examines the oddities of French provincial living from an outsider’s point of view through a series of adventures that provide more than a fair share of frustration, education, admiration, and blisters…. yes, lots and lots of blisters. Lynn blogs every Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes Friday.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Advent Dinner: Our Quiet Before the Holiday Storm

Before the holidays have us running half way across the world, Christophe and I always have a low key celebration just between us.  We call it “le dîner de l’Avent” or our Advent dinner.  It’s not quite Christmas, so it would be silly to call it that.  It’s our quiet time before the holiday storm.  The weather warmed up enough to have the aperitif outside, but we moved the meal indoors afterwards. 

The Menu

First Course: Crème of Potimarron, Smoked Salmon, Fresh Fennel Sprouts; Homemade Foie Gras cooked in Port, Toast Points

Main Course:  Veal Roast in a Green Olive-Vegetable Broth, served with Carrots

I think it’s important for every family to create their own traditions, whatever it may be; this is ours – a small overindulgence, to say the least.

The blog will be taking a break for the holidays, but will be back in January.  Until then, have a wonderful holiday season.  I’ve got gingerbread cookies to make – no, I’m not kidding.

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